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SDCC 2018: “Shazam!” Trailer Has Finally Landed Like A Thunder Strike

The first trailer has dropped for the next DC Comics Movie, and it’s hit SDCC 2018 like a bolt of a lightning! I don’t think fans were expecting a movie like this to come from the generally dark DCU, but this flick looks like it could be the much-needed fresh breath for this franchise. Check out the trailer after the jump!

David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers.

Sandberg’s creative team includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.

A New Line Cinema production, “Shazam!” is set for release on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

NY Toy Fair 2017: Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective – DC & Marvel, Star Trek, Ghostbusters

Continuing our coverage of NY Toy Fair with Mezco Toyz‘s pre-toy fair event, Pierre Kalenzaga takes us through the upcoming releases and brand new debuts of figures from their amazing One 12: Collective.

These highly detailed, super articulated, and incredibly fashionable six-inch action figures took the market by storm last year, and 2017 will be another big year for the line. This video features figures from all of their lines, including Star Trek (with Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu, and the debut of McCoy), Marvel Comics figures like Daredevil, Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine, Spider-man, Dr Strange and Iron Man, Netflix’s Daredevil, DC comic figures like Green Arrow, Shazam, The Joker, Batman, Deathstroke, The Flash, Darkseid and Superman, DC movie figures of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman from Batman VS Superman, zombies from Night of The Living Dead, Space Ghost, Popeye the Sailor Man, Evil Dead, and The Ghostbusters.

Don’t forget to check out our video of Mezco’s other figures and collectables from horror and movie franchises, as well as a spotlight on the One:12 Collective items shown here with even more photos and footage of everything seen here.

NY Toy Fair 2017: Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Spotlight

You may have already seen the tour of the new One:12 Collective figures from Mezco Toyz during their pre-toy fair event, but here is your chance to see the extended version! This video is nothing but all of our b-roll with every figure on display, featuring much more footage than the other videos.

This video features figures from all of their lines, including Star Trek (with Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu, and the debut of McCoy), Marvel Comics figures like Daredevil, Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine, Spider-man, Dr Strange and Iron Man, Netflix’s Daredevil, DC comic figures like Green Arrow, Shazam, The Joker, Batman, Deathstroke, The Flash, Darkseid and Superman, DC movie figures of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman from Batman VS Superman, zombies from Night of The Living Dead, Space Ghost, Popeye the Sailor Man, Evil Dead, and The Ghostbusters.

Don’t forget to check out our video of Mezco’s other figures and collectables from horror and movie franchises, as well as the official tour of the One: 12 Collective with Pierre to learn more about what these figures do, as well as teases of some items coming out later this year.